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new jersey? martha: new jersey. bill: see what new jersey is looking for you. martha: big election. bill: it says get started. create an account. fabulous. martha: "happening now" starts right now. jenna: brand new stories and breaking news. jon: despite bill hemmer's success there are many new problems to tell you about with the obama healthcare exchange. web psy crashing so oven, now there are plans to should i down for several hours each night. >>> huge demonstrations in tehran to mark 34 years since iranian hostage crisis. protesters chanting, death to america, raises new concerns about american efforts to negotiate with iran on its nuclear program. much. >>> a man charged with walking into one of america's busiest airport, opening fire, terrorizing travelers and shooting one tsa agent dead. what it means about the future of airport security in this country. it is all "happening now." jon: well, that there's a new push to hit the pause button on rollout of obamacare amid brand new troubles with the federal health care website. welcome to the monday edition of "happening now." i
, this effort has been led by jeanne shaheen of new hampshire. she is up for re-election in 2014 and has to defend the law. here she is on cbs. >> the rollout has been a disaster so what i'm proposing we extend the period in which people can enroll so we can make sure we get as many people who want health insurance able to enroll and be i believe to be covered. >> reporter: and that is an important point that the white house keeps stressing which is that while there are these 10 senate democrats or so who are pushing for changes they're not trying to defund the law, they're not trying to dismantle the law as republicans have tried. said the democrats are pushing for changes the president may not want to make right now but they're trying to make the law better although you notice over the weekend, secretary sebelius there, was a character playing secretary sebelius on "saturday night live." once you received comedians and those kind of shows that suggests this is reaching some sort of critical mass around the country in people sort of laughing off the rollout, jenna. jenna: interesting po
president clinton and you haded midterm elections where newt gingrich took over the house and bob dole took over the senate. people want to see the government work. right now they see a lot of dysfunction in washington. not only seeing the president's poll numbers go down but look at disapproval rating of congress? it is in the teens. jon: we have numbers on that in just a second but i want to also take a look about something else about the president because a lot of people always liked him personally. >> yes. jon: but didn't necessarily agree with the job he was doing and we saw that. here you have the numbers, do you have a favorable opinion of barack obama? now it is 45%. back in october a year ago, it was at 53%. so even favorability ratings, people are, i guess translating the performance in office to whether or not they even like the guy. >> back then people were asked, would you like to go to a concert with obama or mitt romney? people said i would love to hang out with obama. i can't see myself hanging out with mitt romney. that is not the leader you want. you're not only seeing lik
of the insurance industry that finally with the affordable care act are gone. my successor and elected insurance republican commissioner and i worked on a whole series of plans to expand govern. i did work on these issues. we were not able to necessarily-- >> so you say these were, i think you said lousy plans. not true insurance. you think the plans that were offered when you are the insurance commissioner weren't true insurance? >> and individual market the insurance commissioner in kansas and virtually every place in the country does not have regulatory authority over the plan. >> where they true insurance plans when you are in place? sebelius: a lot of them are not >> i yield back. >> admin from vermont. >> i'm going to try to summarize quickly what i have been hearing. the website must be fixed bid you have been very forthright and will fix it. number two, hearing a tone change. with a real battle of health care. we had a battle in this congress, and was passed, the president signed it, the supreme court confirmed it. there was an election where the american people affirmed it. and the last
a transition there. it's also important to note that senator alexander is running for re-election next year and obamacare is certain to be a key issue. the worst case scenario right now moving right into millions upon millions of people and this could cause extensive, catastrophic damage. i'm not just standing here making this stuff up. i want people to really pay attention to this because again, this could be worst case scenario. jenna: that was janice dean, the first meteorologist to predict the monster storm that hurricane sandy would turn out to be and she made the call right here on "happening now." just five days before the storm made landfall exactly one year ago today. that's how much notice we had. bringing with it, she had torrential flooding and hurricane force winds. you've seen the damage, you've seen the footage. what was it about sandy that made it so dangerous? why has this year's hurricane season been so tame? we don't want to jinx anything. here now is meteorologist janice dean. >> can you believe it was a year ago today that we were talking about super storm sandy? and i
at the healthcare.gov launch was, in her words, a disaster. jenna: and she's up for election next year, isn't she, mike? >> reporter: that's right. absolutely. jenna: mike, always great to see you. thank you. >> reporter: thank you. jon: so we have been soliciting your questions on obamacare, and now we want to try to get some of them answered. whether you are one of those americans who just got a cancellation notice because your insurance plan doesn't meet the new guidelines, or if you're finding it impossible to enroll on the web site. there's also this, a new report that shows those who sign up for the insurance exchanges, insurance on the exchanges, i should say, might not have access to the nation's top hospitals. let's bring in our panel, michael cannon is director of health policy studies at the cato institute, igor -- a health care expert and joining us once again, jost rago -- joseph rago of "the wall street journal." michael, to you first. this question comes to us from a woman named sandy who writes: what happens if there are not enough sign-ups to support the law? does it just become
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